Crocuses are a piece of cake to grow and care for. They are super low-maintenance, and an excellent perennial choice for beginning gardeners.
There are many varieties of crocus, including the sativus variety, which produces the spice saffron.
You can extend the bloom time of crocuses by planting several varieties.
Though crocuses do have their favorites in terms of soil conditions, it is tolerant of a range of conditions.
For the most part, crocuses require no watering
You probably are going to plant your crocuses from corms. It is possible to start them from seed, but this is not a common approach.
Crocuses can be started from seed, but you will probably not see flowers until year two
Crocuses have much different mulch requirements than what most plants and flowers do.
It's actually better not to trim or deadhead crocuses, let them naturally complete their growth cycle, and then let them die back.